Losing Lena Horne

Statement by the President on the Passing of Lena Horne

“Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Lena Horne — one of our nation’s most cherished entertainers. Over the years, she warmed the hearts of countless Americans with her beautiful voice and dramatic performances on screen. From the time her grandmother signed her up for an NAACP membership as a child, she worked tirelessly to further the cause of justice and equality. In 1940, she became the first African American performer to tour with an all white band.  And while entertaining soldiers during World War II, she  refused to perform for segregated audiences — a principled struggle she continued well after the troops returned home.  Michelle and I offer our condolences to all those who knew and loved Lena , and we join all Americans in appreciating the joy she brought to our lives and the progress she forged for our country.”

7 things to stop doing on Facebook.

Do you Facebook?  Consumer Reports lists seven things to  NOT do.

7 things to stop doing on Facebook.  See the full article at


  1. Using a weak password

  2. Leaving your full birth date in your profile

  3. Overlooking useful privacy controls

  4. Posting your child’s name in a caption

  5. Mentioning that you’ll be away from home

  6. Letting search engines find you

  7. Permitting youngsters to use Facebook unsupervised